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, whether that's the multi-lateral process with russia, china, britain, fans, and germany involved, but also possibly see if there should be direct talks between the united states and iran. we haven't had those kind of talks really in three decades since the iranian revolution started, and i suspect, suzanne, he will have bipartisan support for that in washington d.c. and he will have a lot of support internationally now that the campaign is over. the big question is whether the iranian government will be willing to come in a serious way to the negotiating table. they have not shown that over the last couple of years. i think the pressure is actually going to be on the iranian government. >> do you think that the economic pressure on iran is coming to a breaking point here, a boiling point, where you will see iran come to the table? >> i think the sanctions are beginning to hit the iranian government very hard. both the e.u., oil embargo, the u.s. central bank sanctions, and just look at the indicators of that. the iranian riel, the -- it has been -- the ranian have been hit hard in their in
a vote next week on the russia trade of human rights legislation. >> you'll have to ask mr. canter. i don't schedule the floor. >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say you could use the raising of the debt limit in early 2013 as leverage on the fiscal cliff? >> it's an issue that's going to have to be addressed. sooner rather than later. >> mr. speaker, following on jake's question, a number of exit polls tuesday night said that there were overwhelming number of americans, 60% or more, who favored raising taxes on the wealthiest americans. will you be guided by that principle at all when you sit down to do this deal? >> listen, the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. we know from ernst & young, 700,000 jobs would be destroyed. we also know that it would slow down our economy. this is about the -- number one issue in the election was about the economy and jobs. everyone wants to get our economy moving again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. raising tax rates will slow down our ability to crea
the moscow bureau chief for many, many years here. you know all the things about russia here. the president was re-elected and you write that the russian president vladimir putin congratulated him on a phone call, but you say it doesn't mean that the relations between these two are so smooth. you write that moscow and washington are still at odds over how to end the carnage if syria and russia still considers the u.s. plans for a european missile defense system a threat. what is the main problem with this, and how do they overcome that defense system here to find some sort of breakthrough? >> well, you know, remember that conversation between president obama and dmitri medvedev who was the president about a year ago in which he said give me some slack. in other words, after the election i'll be able to do more, and he, indeed, asks that mr. medvedev take that message back to vladimir, which mr. medvedev did. the whole idea was -- really one of the sticking points is missile defense saying that u.s. plan for missile defense in europe. the russians are vihamently opposed to it still, and they
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